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Ní Chuilleanáin, Eiléan

Philip Coleman

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2018-07-24

Eiléan Ní ChuilleanáinIntroductionEiléan Ní Chuilleanáin was born in the Irish city of Cork in 1942. She obtained BA and MA degrees from University Co...

Nonsense Literature

Anna Barton

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2015-07-28

Nonsense Literature Introduction In the preface to his 1872 collection, More Nonsense, Edward Lear describes his work as “nonsense, pure and a...

Novel, Contemporary British

Julia Jordan

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2015-03-10

Contemporary British Novel Introduction There is, of course, no single tendency embodied by the contemporary British novel, and the breadth an...

Novel, The Contemporary Irish

Liam Harte

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2016-02-25

The Contemporary Irish NovelIntroductionIf not quite constituting the literary “renaissance” that some commentators deem it to be, Irish fiction of th...

O'Connor, Frank

Paul Delaney

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2021-02-24

Frank O'ConnorIntroduction“O’Connor was, above all, a short story writer,” Maurice Sheehy proposed in the first extended bibliography of the writer’s ...

O’Casey, Sean

James Moran

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2015-07-28

Sean O’casey Introduction Sean O’Casey (b. 1880–d. 1964) is one of Ireland’s best-known playwrights, and any visitor to Dublin is likely to en...

O’Faoláin, Seán

Paul Delaney

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2016-01-21

Seán O’faoláinIntroductionSeán O’Faoláin (b. 1900–d. 1991) was one of the most influential figures in 20th-century Irish culture. A short-story writer...

Old English Literature

Elaine Treharne

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2012-09-20

Old English Literature Introduction Old English literature covers the period from c. 600 to 1220, when the latest living versions of Old Engli...

Picaresque

José María Pérez Fernández

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2014-11-25

PicaresqueIntroductionThe picaresque as a generic category originated in Spanish literature of the 16th and early 17th centuries. It then spread all o...

Piers Plowman

Andrew Galloway

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2016-02-25

Piers PlowmanIntroductionIn its three (or four) versions, modern readers often find the allegorical, dream-vision alliterative poem Piers Plowman more...

Pope, Alexander

Tom Jones

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2012-09-20

Alexander PopeIntroductionAlexander Pope (b. 21 May 1688–d. 30 May 1744) is the preeminent English poet of the early 18th century. He was commercially...

Post-War Irish Drama

Eva Urban

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2012-09-20

Post-War Irish DramaIntroductionThe immediate post-war period from 1945 until the end of the 1950s was an important transitional period in Irish histo...

Post-war Irish Writing

Guy Woodward

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2016-03-31

Postwar Irish WritingIntroductionThough it had not suffered the devastation inflicted on much of the rest of Europe, the emerging southern Irish state...

Postmodernism

Tim Woods

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2012-09-20

Postmodernism Introduction “Postmodernism” has been a notoriously difficult term to define, and it has had a complicated history across variou...

Prosody and Meter: Early Modern to 19th Century

Meredith Martin

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2019-11-26

Prosody and Meter: Early Modern to 19th CenturyIntroductionBoth of the terms prosody and meter have shifting and contested definitions in the history ...

Prosody and Meter: Twentieth Century

Meredith Martin, Ben Glaser

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2021-04-21

Prosody and Meter: Twentieth CenturyIntroductionIf the 19th century was marked by competing systems, debates about how to write metrical poetry in Eng...

Psychoanalysis

David Punter

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2012-09-20

Psychoanalysis Introduction Since the origins of psychoanalysis in the work of Sigmund Freud, its relations to literature and to literary crit...

Quincey, Thomas De

Julian North

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2012-09-20

Thomas De Quincey Introduction Thomas De Quincey (b. 1785–d. 1859), autobiographer and essayist, is best known for Confessions of an English O...

Ralegh (Raleigh), Sir Walter

Carlo M. Bajetta

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2014-08-26

Sir Walter Ralegh (Raleigh)IntroductionAgnes Latham once wrote that everything Ralegh (b. 1554–d. 1618) did “seems to have been tainted by a curious i...

Ramsay, Allan and Robert Fergusson

Rhona Brown

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2012-09-20

Allan Ramsay and Robert Fergusson Introduction Allan Ramsay (b. 1684–d. 1758) was born in Leadhills, Lanarkshire, Scotland. He attended Crawfo...

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